Magnesium is naturally present in foods, food products, and in some medicines. It plays an important role in our body’s energy production and aids in the development of our bones.
According to the US Food and Drug Administration, an individual is required to consume 300 to 400 mg of magnesium on a daily basis. People who do not consume the recommended dietary allowance of magnesium are at high risks of developing magnesium deficiency in the long run.
Magnesium deficiency, also known as hypomagnesemia, is a medical condition characterized by having inadequate levels of magnesium in the bloodstream. When magnesium becomes insufficient, the cellular processes are also impaired making it difficult for the body to produce energy.
Eating a nutritious food is the best solution to prevent nutritional deficiency. But because commercially processed foods has had its nutrients stripped away even before it reached our plate, we can never be sure. Thanks to supplements and other natural alternatives, we are able to get all the nutrients we need.
Bentonite clay is a type of natural supplement harvested in the deposits near Fort Benton, Wyoming. This aged-volcanic clay has been used as a detoxification tool and healing ingredient in treating medical conditions since pre-historic era. Up until now, many people—and even celebrities—are trying this nature’s wonder. Enriched with various trace elements such as magnesium, potassium, sodium, iodine, it can also be taken internally and used as a food supplement or a mineral replacement for both humans and animals.